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The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland is a team of world-leading academic researchers, industry experts, and business professionals working together to transform manufacturing in Scotland by working with companies of all sizes from across the manufacturing world.

We’re always looking for the best and brightest talent to join us in breaking down barriers to help manufacturers achieve their full potential.

  • Salary range: £42,149 - £51,799
  • FTE: 1.0
  • Term: Open-ended
  • Closing Date: 10 July 2022

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is a bold and ambitious industry-centered project to create an international centre of advanced manufacturing expertise and excellence where industry, academia and public-sector support agencies work together to transform skills, productivity, and innovation, making Scotland and the UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing.  

NMIS is an industry-led international centre of manufacturing expertise where research, industry, and the public sector work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation to attract investment and make Scotland a global leader in advanced manufacturing.  

NMIS is delivered in partnership through Scottish Enterprise. NMIS is a truly collaborative project, with partners including the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, the Scottish Funding Council, Renfrewshire Council, and the UK government through the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. The University of Strathclyde is the host University for NMIS, which will link to the wider academic communities in Scotland through the Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering and across the UK High Value Manufacturing Catapult network.  

NMIS will encompass a dedicated facility that will house the Manufacturing Skills Academy (MSA), Digital Factory and the Innovation Collaboratory. Along with this dedicated new facility, existing and developing research centres will also be part of the broader NMIS Group including the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre (LMC).

The opportunity The NMIS Digital Factory Team is seeking to appoint an experienced Enterprise Systems Theme Lead/KE Fellow, to lead and manage the delivery of high-value research and knowledge exchange programmes, and lead the improvement of manufacturing processes related to the interoperability of Enterprise Systems through applied experimental research activity and introduce the outcomes into manufacturing environments. This Enterprise Systems Theme Lead/KE Fellow will anticipate the direction of manufacturing capability to develop a credible technical roadmap and research strategy and deliver industrial research projects.  

The Enterprise Systems Theme Lead will also lead, manage and develop the Enterprise Systems Theme team with the aim of building a world-leading community of Enterprise Systems experts in Strathclyde. The post holder will be expected to work between NMIS and its industrial partners and there will be a strong emphasis on knowledge exchange and process improvement.  

To achieve the above the Enterprise Systems Theme Lead will require significant research and/or industrial experience in at least two of the following technical areas:

  • Broad knowledge of manufacturing software ranging from MES through to PLM and ERP covering all aspects of control and planning within a manufacturing organisation
  • Good understanding of data structures and systems architectures to enable interoperability between different data systems
  • Broad knowledge of Smart Factory infrastructure related to data at every level of ISA-95
  • Knowledge and experience of an industrial manufacturing environment including the various kinds of manufacturing equipment and technologies common across the industry
  • Knowledge of a range of process modeling/simulation approaches for verification and validation of manufacturing processes An awareness of more than one area of NMIS engineering capability is desirable for the role.

To be considered for the role, you will be educated to PhD level in a relevant area, i.e. mechanical/materials engineering or design engineering, or you will be educated to Degree level and have significant relevant experience in a similar role. Applications are welcomed from candidates with equivalent industrial experience. You will have an established track record in leading the delivery of engineering solutions in an industrial context, as well as experience in taking a leading role in the research and development of manufacturing processes. You will have the ability to work autonomously, plan and prioritise your own workload, with minimal input from higher management, and deal with complex problems presented to you by colleagues. You will have experience in project planning and delivery, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to interact with a range of stakeholders from industry and academia. You will be required to make a significant contribution to the administrative activities of NMIS, including membership/chair of relevant committees, and act in senior administrative positions. As part of the role involves managing staff members within the theme, the post holder will have the ability to line manage and lead a team, including undertaking capability development, recruitment activities, allocating work, managing outputs, and performance management.

For informal enquiries, please contact Richard Millar, Digital and Metrology Team Lead - richard.millar@strath.ac.uk

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  • Salary range: £42,149 - £51,799
  • FTE: 1
  • Term: Open-ended
  • Closing Date: 04 July 2022

The Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) is an industry centred facility, working in partnership with multi-national OEMs such as Rolls Royce and Boeing, as well as companies within the forging and forming supply chain such as Castings Technologies International and Sheffield Forgemasters. Known for building strong collaborative links with industry, government and the third sector to transform productivity and innovation throughout the forging and forming supply chain, the AFRC helps to de-risk manufacturing business investment and accelerate innovation by providing industry with access to modern equipment and expertise to support prototyping, testing and scale up to industrial production.

The main facility is located near Glasgow Airport with a satellite office in Sheffield to specifically enable companies within Yorkshire and the Midlands to actively and rapidly engage with our wide-ranging expertise

The AFRC is part of the University of Strathclyde, a leading international technological university, and is one of the research centres aligned with the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland.

The AFRC are seeking to recruit an experienced individual who will help grow the AFRC’s collaborative R&D programme in the UK, Europe and beyond. You will develop AFRC collaborative R&D focussing on the commercial, legislative, economic and environmental aspects of the proposals, and working closely with the technical teams to support them to write the technical aspects related to the concept and innovation.

You will be responsible for working with the Business Development team to develop a pipeline of opportunities for collaborative R&D proposals and commercial tenders, helping to take them to successful submission, generating income to help the organisation grow and expand its capabilities. Your job will be to connect the AFRC to local, national and international forging and forming research, business and industry.

For informal enquiries, please contact Helen Lightbody, AFRC Chief Operating Officer helen.lightbody@strath.ac.uk

Previous applicants need not apply.

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  • Salary range: £33,309 - £40,927
  • FTE: 1
  • Term: Open-ended
  • Closing Date: 12 July 2022

The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow possesses a large internationally rated Engineering Faculty with a proud history of successful joint ventures with industrial and enterprise partners. As part of the University’s strategic development, the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) has been established near Glasgow’s International Airport. The AFRC is the embodiment of a £60 million collaborative investment by Industrial, Academic and Government partners seeking to establish a world-leading research facility for forging and forming technologies.


The AFRC is seeking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic Research Associate to work on the modelling of manufacturing processes within a range of Forging and Incremental Technologies (FIT), such as open die forging, closed die forging, isothermal forging, radial forging, flow forming etc., and relevant heating processes associated with these processes. The candidate will also be able to participate and contribute to high-value industrial funding proposals in key areas related to processing modelling. The post holder will be expected to work between the AFRC and its industrial/research partners.


To achieve the above the Research Associate will require significant research and/or industrial experience in two or more of the following technical areas:


• Non-linear finite element modelling/numerical analysis of complex materials and processes,
• The modelling of processing (forging, forming) of metallic alloys and microstructural development,
• The development of constitutive models that link mechanical properties and microstructure, and the
ability to integrate such models into commercial or bespoke software packages,
• The modelling of industrial heating processes,
• Knowledge of analytical and experimental methods of validation/verification of simulation,

The post holder will require the knowledge, skills and experience normally associated with a first degree and PhD for example in mechanical/materials engineering or design engineering. Candidates with equivalent industrial experience may also be considered. You will have an established track record in leading the delivery of engineering solutions in an industrial context, as well as experience in taking a leading role in the research and development of manufacturing processes. You will have the ability to work autonomously, plan and prioritise your own workload with minimal inputs from higher management, and deal with complex problems presented to you by colleagues. You will have experience in project planning and delivery, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to interact with a range of stakeholders from industry and academia.

For informal enquiries, please contact Jianglin Huang, Forging and Incremental Processes Theme Lead
jianglin.huang@strath.ac.uk

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  • Salary: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum
  • FTE: 1.0
  • Term: Open-ended
  • Closing Date: 12 July 2022

The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow possesses a large internationally rated Engineering Faculty with a proud history of successful joint ventures with industrial and enterprise partners. As part of the University’s strategic development the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) has been established near Glasgow’s International Airport. The AFRC is the embodiment of a £30 million collaborative investment by Industrial, Academic and Government partners seeking to establish a world-leading research facility for forging and forming technologies.

The AFRC is seeking to appoint an experienced R&D Engineer to lead and deliver high value research and knowledge exchange programmes related to metal forging through applied experimental research activity and introduce the outcomes into manufacturing environments. This will involve the candidate working between the AFRC and its industrial partners and there will be a strong emphasis on knowledge exchange and process improvement.

This post will be based within the Forging & Incremental Technologies team, reporting directly to the Incremental Forming Theme Lead. Incremental manufacturing technologies are key strategic areas of development for the AFRC, the AFRC has invested significantly in this area and with the drive from UK and Scottish government for low cost, more cost-efficient product solutions there is significant opportunity to secure funding and commercial work in this area. Over the past six months there has been a significant interest and discussions with multiple AFRC Member companies with regard to Core, CoreD & DIRF projects relating to Forging & Incremental Technologies.

As an R&D Engineer you will work across a number of projects and contribute to the development of the technical capability in the AFRC.

To achieve the above the R&D Engineer will require research and/or industrial experience in at least two of the following technical areas:

• Knowledge and experience of process improvement/optimisation strategies for incremental forming and forging processes, including pre and post forming operations (e.g. pre-forming, heat treatment strategies, automation, etching, polishing);
• Good understanding of material deformation behavior during forming operations including tool design and equipment operation;
• A broad knowledge of forming and forging processes related to metallic materials and alloys, especially those relevant to the aerospace and automotive sector (e.g. Steels, Nickel based superalloys, Titanium alloys and Aluminium alloys);
• Knowledge of a range of process modeling approaches for verification and validation of forging process parameters and tooling designs;

The Opportunity
We are looking to appoint a candidate who is interested in helping shape the future of manufacturing, working with a range of innovative industrial partners and academic experts, new and emerging technologies and challenging manufacturing in the UK and globally. We would love to hear from you, if you have an established track record in providing engineering solutions in an industrial context, a good first degree and substantial experience or PhD qualification, and experience and expertise in a forging and forming technology area.

You’ll be rewarded with:

• The opportunity to work with a variety of innovative industry partners and leading academics.
• The opportunity to work with cutting edge and bold technologies.
• Excellent employee benefits and opportunities for career development.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to May Hicks, Acting Theme Lead, Incremental Technologies (may.hicks@strath.ac.uk).

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  • Salary range: £42,149 - £51,799 per annum
  • FTE: 1 (35 hours per week)
  • Term: Open-ended
  • Closing date: Sunday, 10 July 2022

The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow possesses a large internationally rated Engineering Faculty with a proud history of successful joint ventures with industrial and enterprise partners. As part of the University’s strategic development the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland has been established.

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is a bold and ambitious industry-centred project to create an international centre of advanced manufacturing expertise and excellence where industry, academia and public-sector support agencies work together to transform skills, productivity, and innovation, making Scotland and the UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing.

NMIS will encompass a dedicated facility that will house the Manufacturing Skills Academy (MSA), Digital Factory and the Innovation Collaboratory. Along with this dedicated new facility, existing and developing research centres will also be part of the broader NMIS Group including the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre (LMC). The posts advertised here will be initially based in one of these centres.

The role will be part of the Industrial Transformation Team, reporting to NMIS Anchoring Innovation Manager. The aim of the team being to develop a resilient and sustainable UK manufacturing Supply Base to meet current and future industrial and societal challenges through 4 pillars of development: Industrial Capability Assessment, Operational Support, Supply Chain Support and Anchoring Innovation.

To be considered for the role, you will be educated to a minimum of PhD level (or with equivalent experience) with substantial experience of the industrial engineering and manufacturing sectors. You will have knowledge of the business structures affecting how companies make decisions regarding investments and technical strategy, and you may have formal education in Business Administration (e.g., MBA), Engineering Management or Management Science. You will have an understanding of the supply chain structure of at least one industrial sector (e.g., aerospace, automotive, oil & gas). You will have proven analytical and technological problem-solving skills, including the ability to extract information, manipulate and visualize large and complex datasets. You will be able to model and analyse supply and process chains to aid decision making and promote operational excellence in the industrial environment. You will have a proven track record of industrial and/or academic projects by successfully creating data-driven models to aid strategy and decision-making. You will have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to influence people to develop consortia.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Daniele Marini, Anchoring Innovation Manager, at daniele.marini@strath.ac.uk.

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  • Salary range: £33,309 - £40,927
  • FTE: 1
  • Term: Open-ended
  • Closing Date: 18 July 2022

The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow possesses a large internationally rated Engineering Faculty with a proud history of successful joint ventures with industrial and enterprise partners. As part of the University’s strategic development the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland has been established.


The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is a bold and ambitious industry-centred project to create an international centre of advanced manufacturing expertise and excellence where industry, academia and public-sector support agencies work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation, making Scotland and the UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing.


Effective use of data will underpin the digital transformation of Scotland’s manufacturing sector, but significant challenges remain before discrete/siloed data sources within enterprises (both large and SME) can be successfully harnessed. To address these challenges, NMIS seeks to appoint a Data Engineer to work between NMIS, the University and its industrial partners with a strong emphasis on knowledge exchange activities, including collaborative research and development. The Data Engineer will require research and/or technical experience in the following areas:

 

• Data acquisition from a variety of sources, including edge devices, data servers and industrial equipment.
• Unifying discrete data sources into consistent and usable formats for upstream analytics through API development.
• Analysis of raw data sources to improve data operation processes.
• Prototyping, development and maintenance of databases and data pipelines for manufacturing processes.
• Creation of dashboards and other visualisations to represent data movement throughout an industrial environment.
• Collaboration with teams of data scientists, engineers and other technical experts.

 

You will support the delivery of research programmes on manufacturing data analytics, smart factory systems, digital transformation of industrial enterprises, and will be involved in academic research into one or more of these processes.


To be considered for this role, you will be educated to a minimum of PhD level in an appropriate discipline, i.e. Computer Science, Engineering or Mathematics or you will be educated to a minimum of 2:1 Honors degree in addition to significant relevant experience within a relevant industrial environment. . You will have an established track record in providing engineering solutions in an industrial or research context as well as experience of supporting research and development of manufacturing processes.You will be able to work autonomously, planning and prioritising your own workload with minimal guidance from a team/project leader, and you will have the ability to deal with complex problems presented to you by colleagues. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to interact with a range of stakeholders from industry and/or academia. You will have excellent troubleshooting skills, including a methodical approach to solve complex problems and you will be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Andrew Hamilton, Senior R&D Lead - andrew.w.hamilton@strath.ac.uk
 

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  • Salary range: £33,309 - £40,927
  • FTE: 1
  • Term: Fixed (3 years)
  • Closing date: 18 July 2022

The AFRC is seeking to appoint an experienced Materials Knowledge Exchange (KE) Associate to support the delivery of high value research programmes focused on the characterisations, assessments and modelling of microstructure and mechanical properties in forged or formed components. Recently the Centre has invested significantly in advanced materials characterisations equipment and is rapidly developing a team which specialises in this area. You will be expected to support and contribute to high value industrial funding proposals in support of a range of projects across the Centre. You will be expected to work between the AFRC and its industrial partners and there will be a strong emphasis on knowledge exchange.

To be considered for this role, you will be educated to a minimum of PhD level in an appropriate discipline, i.e. Materials Science, Materials Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or you will be educated to a minimum of 2:1 Honors degree with significant relevant experience within a relevant industrial environment. You will have an established track record in providing engineering solutions in an industrial context as well as experience of supporting research and development of manufacturing processes.

You will have research and/or industrial experience in at least two of the following technical areas:

• A good basic knowledge of materials and the way that manufacturing processes can develop or modify material’s microstructure to achieve desired mechanical properties.
• Techniques of materials characterisation e.g. SEM, EDX, WDS, EBSD, optical microscopy.
• Mechanical Testing (tensile testing, compression testing, fatigue testing, hardness testing, charpy impact test etc.)
• The use of finite element based software (e.g. ABAQUS, DEFORM, QForm or similar) for process simulation (e.g. forging, sheet forming, residual stress prediction), or microstructure modelling.

You will be able to work autonomously, planning and prioritising your own workload with minimal guidance from a team/project leader, and you will have the ability to deal with complex problems presented to you by colleagues. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to interact with a range of stakeholders from industry and/or academia. You will have excellent troubleshooting skills, including a methodical approach to solve complex problems and you will be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

For informal enquiries, plesae contact Michael King, Materials Testing Theme Lead, michael.king@strath.ac.uk
Tel 0141 574 5261

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  • Salary range: £61,818- £65,574
  • FTE: 1
  • Term: Open-ended
  • Closing Date: 10 July 2022

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is a bold and ambitious industry-centred project to create an international centre of advanced manufacturing expertise and excellence where industry, academia and public-sector support agencies work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation, making Scotland and the UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing.


NMIS is a truly collaborative project, with partners including the Scottish government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, the Scottish Funding Council, Renfrewshire Council and the UK government through the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. The University of Strathclyde is the host University for NMIS, which will link to the wider academic communities in Scotland through the Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering and across the UK High Value Manufacturing Catapult network.


NMIS will encompass a dedicated facility that will house the Manufacturing Skills Academy (MSA), Digital Factory 2050 and the Innovation Collaboratory. Along with this dedicated new facility, existing and developing research centres will also be part of the broader NMIS Group including the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre (LMC).


Brief Outline of Job:

The Head of Skills Programmes – NMIS will lead the development and delivery of NMIS education, training and skills programmes, providing expert leadership and guidance to support the growth of the Institute. The successful candidate will develop and administer the core teaching and skills programmes for the Manufacturing Skills Academy alongside the Skills Director with support from Head of Skills Capability, and implement appropriate systems for NMIS education, training and skills management, to ensure high-quality delivery to key stakeholders.

The post will report to the Skills Director Manufacturing Skills Academy.

For informal enquiries, please contact Stewart McKinlay, Skills Director - stewart.mckinlay@strath.ac.uk

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  • Salary: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum pro rata
  • FTE: 0.5
  • Term: Fixed for 24 months
  • Closing Date: 12 July 2022

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is an industry-led international centre of manufacturing expertise where industry, academia and the public-sector support bodies work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation making Scotland and the UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing. NMIS will accelerate innovation by enabling manufacturing companies to trial and test new processes, applications and technologies, demonstrate new manufacturing technologies and processes at an earlier stage and encourage supply chain collaboration at the research stage of product development. We will provide access to modern equipment and expertise to support prototyping, testing, and scale-up to industrial production, helping de-risk investment, especially for SMEs.

The Engagement Advisers will support a range of SMEs by increasing their awareness of digital and advanced manufacturing technologies and enabling them to adopt such process and technologies to benefit their business. This will be done through identifying opportunities for SMEs, scoping suitable projects, securing funding and contributing to the delivery of these industrial research led activities. A key element of this role will be working with partners such as the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS) in order to identify the best support for customers.
These roles will work with manufacturing companies throughout Scotland and beyond, either on a one-to-one, or as part of a wider collaborative project, with the objective of supporting Scottish SMEs.

 

 

We are looking for individuals who:

• Are passionate about helping SMEs though improving their access to technology and skills development programmes,
• Have a background in industry, research or innovation, preferably in manufacturing,
• Can work collaboratively as part of a team and communicate effectively with partners, and
• Can deliver against targets set in a strategic plan, to ensure NMIS delivers the best possible impact on manufacturing SMEs.

A key element of this role will be supporting the wider NMIS team, to ensure consideration for SME needs are embedded throughout the NMIS offering. We are looking for candidates who are capable of building relationships with the SME community, of identifying, articulating and championing their needs within NMIS and to funders, and with suitable problem solving and communication skills to be able to do so successfully. Given the focus on identifying SME support needs in manufacturing, the candidates are expected to have a suitable level of technical knowledge and project delivery experience.

This part-time post will suit a returner looking for a flexible working arrangement. There will be a limited amount of travel required within Scotland.


Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Ekaterina McKenna, NMIS SME Engagement Lead, ekaterina.mckenna@strath.ac.uk

 

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  • Salary range: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum
  • FTE: 1 (35 hours per week)
  • Term: Open-ended
  • Closing date: 31 July 2022

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is a bold and ambitious industry-centred project to create an international centre of advanced manufacturing expertise and excellence where industry, academia and public-sector support agencies work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation, making Scotland and the UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing.

NMIS is a truly collaborative project, with partners including the Scottish government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, the Scottish Funding Council, Renfrewshire Council and the UK government through the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. The University of Strathclyde is the host University for NMIS, which will link to the wider academic communities in Scotland through the Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering and across the UK High Value Manufacturing Catapult network.

NMIS will encompass a dedicated facility that will house the Manufacturing Skills Academy (MSA), Digital Factory 2050 and the Innovation Collaboratory. Along with this dedicated new facility, existing and developing research centres will also be part of the broader NMIS Group including the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre (LMC).

The University of Strathclyde/NMIS are seeking to appoint a Facilities Manager to work within the Engineering Services Team for NMIS facilities.

Reporting to the Engineering Services Manager, an overarching aspect of the role is to manage the Total Facility Management (TFM) contract, liaising with site and departmental personnel in co-ordination of contractors to implement and deliver infrastructure improvement projects within the National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland (NMIS) temporary sites. The post holder will be based at NMIS temporary sites, located within Westway park, Renfrew. The post holder will on occasion travel between the multiple NMIS sites and the main University campus.

The post holder will be expected to provide project co-ordination of facility improvement and maintenance plans for the site(s), also support the implementation and planning for future sites, provide reports on requirements for future expansion and recommendations for solutions to site issues.

The role will require facilitation of staff and customer engagement activities, interpreting and conveying findings so that the needs of those who work across the multiple sites are recognised and built-in to any of the plans which go forward, the post holder will lead that facilitation.

The role will involve providing facilities management advice and support to the teams through analysis and judgement to identify the best solution to a range of different problems and issues, offering recommendations and solutions to the Engineering Services Manager in more complex situations.

Deploying facilities support staff and resources to ensure that planned improvements are delivered which enhance the facility in terms of its role in supporting and promoting high value manufacturing innovation in the UK.

The post holder will be charged with working within established departmental procedures and practices alongside the development of new and enhanced operational facility site management procedures as well as quality and health and safety procedures.

The role will involve leading, planning and execution of projects which address building improvement, dilapidation management, space constraints, relocation activities and other improvement needs in the facilities.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Lisa Michie, Engineering Services Manager, at lisa.michie@strath.ac.uk.

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  • Salary range: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum
  • FTE: 1 (35 hours per week)
  • Term: Open-ended
  • Closing date: 31 July 2022

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is a bold and ambitious industry-centred project to create an international centre of advanced manufacturing expertise and excellence where industry, academia and public-sector support agencies work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation, making Scotland and the UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing.

NMIS is a truly collaborative project, with partners including the Scottish government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, the Scottish Funding Council, Renfrewshire Council and the UK government through the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. The University of Strathclyde is the host University for NMIS, which will link to the wider academic communities in Scotland through the Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering and across the UK High Value Manufacturing Catapult network.

NMIS will encompass a dedicated facility that will house the Manufacturing Skills Academy (MSA), Digital Factory 2050 and the Innovation Collaboratory. Along with this dedicated new facility, existing and developing research centres will also be part of the broader NMIS Group including the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre (LMC).

The University of Strathclyde/NMIS are seeking to appoint an Inventory and Logistics Manager to lead our stores teams throughout our centres.

You will reside within the Engineering services team, reporting directly to the Engineering Services Manager. You will be responsible for all storage, handling and distribution of parts and materials throughout NMIS facilities. You will be responsible for developing a robust inventory control system, improving the stores functions throughout NMIS.
You will develop, redefine, and implement processes and policies throughout the stores areas to ISO9001 standards. Your implemented system must align to our quality management system. You will work with our quality team, health and safety and finance team to ensure University/NMIS processes are adhered too.

You will be responsible for goods receipt, inventory control and accuracy, worldwide distribution, and insurance for parts/materials. You will be responsible for preparing paperwork for regulatory bodies where applicable, ensuring compliance. You will have experience of managing a team, recruitment, and resource management, as well as working autonomously. You will have knowledge and experience of managing logistic and distribution areas within an industrial environment. You will have excellent troubleshooting skills, including a methodical approach to solving complex problems, with limited guidance. You will have an ability to work with minimum supervision in order to meet deadlines and you will have the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will lead the stores teams across our centres, including resource planning and drafting business cases for future recruitment plans.
You will be experienced in inventory control, managing logistic suppliers and worldwide freight processes. You will have experience of health and safety requirements within a logistical environment, manual handling assessments, risk assessments, COSHH etc. ensuring the stores teams and areas adhere with NMIS health and safety policies and standards. Experience of drafting tenders, managing contracts and budgets would also extremely beneficial.

Travel between NMIS sites will be required.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Lisa Michie, Engineering Services Manager, at lisa.michie@strath.ac.uk.

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  • Salary range: £23,487 - £26,341
  • FTE: 1
  • Term: Open-ended
  • Closing Date: 31 July 2022 

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is a bold and ambitious industry-centred project to create an international centre of advanced manufacturing expertise and excellence where industry, academia and public-sector support agencies work together to transform skills, productivity, and innovation, making Scotland and the UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing.

NMIS is a truly collaborative project, with partners including the Scottish government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, the Scottish Funding Council, Renfrewshire Council and the UK government through the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. The University of Strathclyde is the host University for NMIS, which will link to the wider academic communities in Scotland through the Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering and across the UK High Value Manufacturing Catapult network.

NMIS will encompass a dedicated facility that will house the Manufacturing Skills Academy (MSA), Digital Factory 2050 and the Innovation Collaboration hub. Along with this dedicated new facility, existing and developing research centres will also be part of the broader NMIS Group including the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre (LMC).

Based within the Engineering Services Team you will be required to manage the day-to-day activities within the stores area in support of goods receipt and shipment, including additional stores related duties to support the operational and project needs for the NMIS group.

The role will be based across our facilities; Inchinnan and Renfrew, the successful candidate will be required to travel between the NMIS sites when required, therefore a full driving licence is required. The successful candidate must be motivated and self-focussed to manage our small stores team, you will have previous experience of a similar role and possess excellent communication skills at all levels of an organisation.

For informal enquiries, please contact Lisa Michie, Engineering Services Manager lisa.michie@strath.ac.uk

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AFRC worker on a machine

NMIS graduate placements

Are you a recent university or college graduate?

We are now recruiting talented individuals for our paid, three-month summer placement programme working within the NMIS Group, or with one of our Scottish-based industry partners.

Your manufacturing career starts now!

Learn more and apply with the National Transition Training Fund project